MGR BRIAN WALSH of Victoria, Australia, who helped to organise the Eucharistic Congress in Melbourne in 1973, and in Philadelphia in 1976, tells me that he is now helping to organise the Congress in Kenya for August 1985.
More than 20,000 visitors are expeeted, and a million local Africans. At Melbourne there were 14,000 overseas visitors, and at Philadelphia 20,000.
When Mgr Walsh spoke with me he had just come from reporting personally to the Pope in Rome on progress to date on the Kenya Congress, and because this will be the first Eucharist Congress on the African Continent. the Pope has expressed a fervent wish to be present.
The experienced journalist Hilary Ng'Weno, who is Newsweek correspondent on Kenyan affairs, is in charge of publicity forthe congress. Mgr Walsh is pastor of St Mary's Parish Centre at 160 Foster Street, Dandenong, in Victoria, Australia.